Magnifications is a rumbling and gentle beast of exploded cello work that often sounds as much like the shimmering of an orchestra of cymbals as it does the vibrations of a cello string. Ted Laderas aka OO-Ray creates his sonic monsters with a studied combination of digital and analog processing techniques. The project is mostly improvised and then meticulously tempered in the studio - though both "Milky" and "Sfumato" are raw live recordings. The result of years of personal reinvention from his home base of Portland Oregon, Magnifications is a solid document of shoegaze magic and tightly layered electroacoustic goodness.
Following his tenure with electro band Ainu, Ted Laderas wanted a change of direction. "I want to drown the listener in a sea of sound. Distortion is so beautiful to me." A few years ago, he started taking cello lessons, and as he found his feet with the instrument he started to record, and eventually process. Over those years the OO-Ray was born.